Another cherub cake pedestal

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Started with this vintage cherub vase.10.18.13 both malls prijects 003

Glued on a wood cheese plate using e6000.
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Test to be sure it’s balanced enough to actually USE the dome lid!10.18.13 both malls prijects 170

Spray painted the base white.10.18.13 both malls prijects 171

11.6.13 both + xmas 098In my booth at Curiosities in Beaverton.

And speaking of Curiosities in Beaverton . . . . . they are having a special evening shopping party on Wednesday, December 18th; from 6-9pm.  I am going to be setting up the dessert buffet USING several of my cherub cake stands.

Enjoy home baked goodies from all the Curiosities vendors and sip libations while you enjoy shopping without the crowds.

Anyone remember OUR very first Christmas when we had our shop????  That’s a hint as to a special bonus surprise at the shopping party.  Mark your calendar and come see me!

Speaking of crowns

Because you KNOW I love collecting them AND making them!

All these crowns have been in my big booth at Stars since just after the spring show.  They were just ‘scattered about’.  

It finally occurred to me that they just might fit in this little white cubby shelf.  PERFECT!

NOW you really NOTICE that they are there!  (in my wall space)

Meanwhile, over in the big booth I’ve changed things up quite a bit too.

Created an entire ‘dessert buffet’ display on the rustic tables Michael built.  Don’t you just LOVE the crisp white with the weathered grey??

All kinds of assorted cake plates and pedestals, and stacks of small dessert plates.

Assorted bases for different heights on the stands with dome lids.

A smaller 2 tier stand can stack on top of a bigger plate to create more height to your dessert display.

A few single cupcake pedestals.  Here a clear one on top of a white platter.


I made a couple of  ‘DESSERT BUFFET’ signs too.

A little old step ladder adds interest and ‘layers’ to the display.



Dessert buffets are becoming very popular at weddings, so I added one of my wedding signs to the display too!

Stop by and see what else is new soon!


UPCYCLED cupcake or Wedding cake pedestal stand

Why spend a small fortune on a nice BIG Wedding cake or cupcake pedestal stand; when you can easily make your own?!?!

This big scalloped edge aluminum platter had been sitting on my ‘to do’ PILE for quite some time.  My original thought was to use it as a ‘canvas’ for an altered art piece.

I bought the white ‘vase’ intending to use it as the pedestal for a cake stand made using a regular size plate.  Alas, it was just too BIG and just looked too heavy underneath a white dinner plate.

As I went to put it in my ‘spare parts’ box to use some other time, my big platter caught my eye!

I stacked them together to eyeball the proportions.  PERFECT!

These vases from Edible Arrangements are fairly easy to find at thrift stores.  This particular one is much fancier than the others I usually find.  But they are PERFECT to use pedestal bases for projects like this.  Be sure you put you WIDEST part facing DOWN, for the best balance.  (sometimes that will be the RIM, like here; and sometimes it will be the actual base)

Attached my base to my platter with some e6000 adhesive, and let cure for 24 hours.

Then I just spray painted the WHOLE thing flat white.  Yes, the base WAS already white, but GLOSSY.  I wanted the top and pedestal to match perfectly, so I painted the whole thing.

A perfect display stand for a quaint country wedding!

It is available for purchase in my booth at Stars Antiques in Portland.